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9027 Ridge RdNorth Royalton, OH 44133
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This is probably the worst vet that I have ever been to. My dogs visited over a half a dozen times for a skin condition, which ultimately led to one of my dogs amputating its own tail. On the 8th (and final) visit to have the tail stitches removed the vet didn't even bother to ask about the dogs skin condition (after "treating" them for two months). Thousands of dollars later and my dogs are in worse shape than before treatment. As if to add insult to injury, when asked, the vet couldn't even tell me my dogs name while treating her. I mean, don't you even look at chart before seeing a patient?
IF YOU LOVE YOUR ANIMALS DO NOT GO NEAR THIS PLACE!Completely incompetent and negligent to say the least! How many animals have died in the care of this vet, Id like to know, can you please come forth? My friend took her beloved healthy happy loving dog in for a routine neuter in the care of Dr. Gulzeth, heartbreaking to say that he didnt come home, he died and they couldnt give an explanation of why he died, the staff said "didnt know what happened" Well as a competent vet you should know why he died any explanation other than it happens and conflicting stories from staff , would of been greatly appreciated by this family! My thoughts is that you were more than negligent in following proper procedures in the monitoring process, how do you neuter a dog and then leave him unattended in a cage and move on to another surgery, this is what I gathered from the information given. If you were monitoring him like you should of been after a procedure such as this then he would still be here... If any one else has lost a dog due to a spay and neuter from this practice please come forth and tell your story so another dog will not have to pay his life for such negligence at the hands of an unqualified vet.. Its unfortunate that the state of Ohio does not monitor the State licensed veternarians regularly because they say they are not federally funded to do so, well OHIO you need to step up to the plate and make sure these Vets are up to par and can give our pets the proper care that we trust them to give.. Their lives are in their hands and we trust when we take them to be able to always due the right thing and help, In the matter of Beachland they are incompetent, and how many more animals have to suffer because of this.. DO NOT GO TO BEACHLAND, PLEASE HELP SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD FOR THE STATE WILL DO NOTHING TO PROTECT OUR ANIMALS FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF AN INCOMPETENT VETERNARIAN THAT TAKES A LIFE AND OH IT HAPPENS!!! R.I.P JAXX will get the word out there in your honor sweet boy.....
Took my pet for examine and blood work, total $112. $39 for examine and $73 for blood work. Results will be ready next day.
Dr patty. Has the largest heart I've ever seen a veterinarian have. She believes and what she does for her patients and their owners. She has given me stolen time with her expertise for the love of my heart my 12 yr old standard poodle Cappichino who has cancer. She has gone above and beyond straight from the heart with her selflessness for my dog. I will trust and believe in her with my other pets and my future Pets. Carmen DiPalma, Cleveland
I have been bringing my dogs here for over 20 years. Dr. Somma and staff have always addressed any questions and concerns I've had and explain test results clearly. My pets have received great care here.
My 20-year old best kitty friend had cancer and was in her last stages of life. It was extremely hard watching her suffer; we decided this morning it was in her best interest to allow her to cross over with dignity.I had never been to Brooklyn Animal Hospital before we took Daisy in this afternoon. They were so compassionate and professional. I was allowed to hold my dear cat while the medicine helped her to end her suffering.Thank you for your caring and support! We now have a family vet for life.
Terrible, unprofessional service at the cost of of my young german shephard. No common sense as to what was going on with her. This was the wife of the Doctor. He's great, but this lady was cold, and showed no care on either 3 visits before my dog died. She continually insisted that she needed her teeth cleaned to stop the bleeding for her mouth. Finally took her to a 24 hour hospital where she died the next morning because it was too late. If there's something wrong with your pet, do NOT take your chances coming here, go and get your loved one real help because you do not want to regret losing them due to lack of knowledge or care for animals.
I brought my great dane in for a yearly well exam and fecal test. Dr Vargo and his assistant took no time to familiarize with him before touching him. I told him to please take a few minutes to let him get acquainted. They told me they didn't have time because they had 2 surgeries scheduled. Because he didn't take any time to gain trust, my dog was leery and scared. This resulted in a well exam consisting of me, holding my dog while Dr vargo quickly listened to his heart beat, had me hold his ears so he could look from a distance into them, had me put saline drops in his eyes because he didn't want to touch him. He acted very nervous and fearful of my dog. The assistant didn't have any issues with him but was still clearly nervous. I ended up curing his nails yet paying for it. They were very rushed, very standoffish and I did everything myself. They then referredme to find someone who deals with large breeds regularly. Cold, short and not helpful! Never again!
This vet is a scam!!! Pls pls pls do not take any of your loved ones here to treat. My mother's dog passed a couple weeks after taking the meds. After 3 schnauzers with our first having so many health problems including liver, arthritis, as well as being diabetic and having only one eye left from elevated eye pressure, she strongly lived till she was 15yrs. Because of her, I can claim knowledge on many issues of this breed and what they are prone to. My mother brought her 8 year old schnauzer here and Vago did not even diagnose her but gave rimadyl right away. Second time in was when blood work was done, after mother requested. Report came back with APL extremely high, triglycerides extremely high, protein high, all these numbers indicated liver problems, yet this Vago gave her meds to treat thyroids? After a a week of this meds plus rimadyl, the poor pup's liver problem escalated. My mother came home to a cold body after work. Dog has collapsed and passes.
I went in because my dog had skin allergies, and the office was nice and clean, I liked that the first exam is free for new patients.. But I told them what was going on and how usually my old vet gives antihistamines and they don't work.. They gave me the same thing instead of trying to figure out another route. And then suggested he had fleas which he absolutely doesn't.. So it was kind of offensive to me.. Then they wanted me to spend 55$ on flea medicine.. I just feel like nothing was solved. So 84$ later and my dog is the same as he always is.. Pulling out fur due to his seasonal allergies. I don't understand why no steroid shots were given like they usually do for bichons. Vet was a nice man.. The ladies in there were ok.. But I feel it was a waste of time and money.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.